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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 16, 2008 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best in Show- 5/8/77 Dew is the Best of the Best of Versions

Best in show:

ROW JIMMY 4/12/78

Not a song played brilliantly much live, so the competition isn't as fierce...but I would wager dollars to donuts there's never been a version as good as this.

It's marked by a great reggae tempo throughout and a jam leading into the "broken heart don't feel so bad" verse that builds and builds with the whole band playing off Jerry's inspired higher and higher guitar riffs, spilling out into a beautiful finish that just leaves you spellbound.

I have yet to hear a better "Row" anywhere in the band's history.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 16, 2008 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best in Show- 5/8/77 Dew is the Best of the Best of Versions

73 got the best row jimmies of all time. way too many to list here, sorry.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 16, 2008 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best in Show- 5/8/77 Dew is the Best of the Best of Versions

The DP one from '73 in Salt Lake City is a gem...but I still say the intensity of 4/12/78 can't be beat.